Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care organization. Our hallmark has been to provide all elements of health care—providers, hospitals, and insurance— all in one organization. We are a leader in health care delivery, with radiation oncology integrated as part of our multi-disciplinary cancer care model. Kaiser Permanente employs over 9000 physicians and cares for 4 million patients in Northern California.
Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you’ll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work.
We currently operate five radiation oncology centers, which are all APEX accredited, and are also one of the largest enrollers of NRG clinical trial patients in North America. We are recruiting for a Clinical Radiation Physicist to join our sixth center, a brand new, state-of-the-art radiation oncology center, which will open in early 2019 as part of a large multi-specialty medical office building in Dublin, California, located in the East San Francisco Bay Area, approximately 25 miles southeast of Oakland.
Clinical Radiation Physicist
The Dublin Cancer Center will be one of the largest of our internalized radiation oncology centers, and will be a high-volume center of sub-specialization for stereotactic body radiation treatments (SBRT) and HDR brachytherapy. We are building four Linac vaults and one dedicated HDR Brachytherapy vault equipped with:
Truebeam STX with HD-MLC, 6DOF couch, ExacTrac
Truebeam STX with HD-MLC, 6DOF couch, upgradeable to ExacTrac
Truebeam with Millenium MLC
Truebeam with Millenium MLC
Varian HDR Afterloader
Siemens Confidence 20 slice CT simulator with iMAR and Stellar Detectors
ARIA, Eclipse with Brachyvision
MIMMaestro for multi-modality image management
EPIC (HealthConnect) Electronic Medical Record system
In this role, the Clinical Radiation Physicist will be responsible for the acceptance and commissioning of all new radiotherapy equipment, as well as establishing quality assurance standards for the new department under the direction of Chief of Physics, and in alignment with established regional practices. The physicist will also function actively as a technical lead in the department and provide standard medical physics services, including equipment calibrations, quality assurance, radiation safety, dosimetric measurements and calculations, treatment planning activities and supervision of treatment planning activities. Additionally, the clinical physicist will be responsible for ensuring the provision of radiation treatments to patients in an environment that meets recognized standards for radiation safety and quality for staff, physicians, patients, and the general public, and in a manner that meets the service expectations of each of these groups.
We are seeking outstanding clinical physicists to be a part of this state-of-the-art cancer center and join the Chief of Physics in building a physics team comprised of four physicists and four dosimetrists. Expertise in Truebeam commissioning, IGRT, designing/leading linac-based SBRT programs, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills, are all highly desired.
The radiation oncology team in Dublin will also include six radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, director of operations, IT and other support personnel.
At least two years of postgraduate degree experience in the applicable medical physics subspecialty; preferably CAMPEP-approved residency in Medical Physics.
A master’s degree in Medical Physics or a related field; a Ph.D. in Physics is preferred
Certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Therapeutic Radiological Physics or Medical Physics, or certification by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) in Radiation Oncology Physics; you may be hired conditionally if considered board-eligible by the ABR with completion of ABR Board Certification required within three years of hire date.
Experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring quality assurance programs in the applicable medical physics subspecialty.
Additional qualifications specific to radiation oncology: 1. Experience performing calibration of all radiation therapy equipment; 2. Treatment planning experience; 3. Prefer experience in linear accelerator commissioning and/or stereotactic radiosurgery; 4. Brachy therapy experience
General knowledge of medical radiation physics, medical radiation safety, and pertinent regulations
Good communication skills, demonstrated customer service skills, and a willingness to be part of a team
General knowledge of computers and their applications in radiation oncology
The ability to provide in-service and teaching to all department personnel
The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment
Kaiser Permanente offers a generous benefits package including a pension. For immediate consideration, please send your resume to Jenny.M.Covalt@kp.org or visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 732804.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services, and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 10.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.
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